dy a lot of research for this book. every name has some sort of importance in classical literature or in fantasy or mythology and all the beasts i've come up with and the places. if you're a keen student in those areas, you'll pick up on that. the research was intense but a lot of fun. >> the book is out today, march 4. david, always good to have you here with us. he says there will be a sequel already in the works along with all of our other favorites. always good to have you here, david. >> thank you. let's go to howard and see if we have good news on the weather. >> we are starting the melting process. i know we're not going to do much today but even a little bit of sun we're getting now and a little more this afternoon will do something. if you scrape down as much as you can, the sun, a little rock salt will probably get you in good shape. it will get colder this afternoon. 30, 31, somewhere in that range is all we'll make. 29 by 5:00. this evening partly cloudy. mid-20s at 9:00. back into the teens to around back into the teens to around 20 for the lows.